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Brooklyn School Celebrates Right to Read Week

Brooklyn School families completing a craft activity at Family Literacy Night

Brooklyn School was filled with a great deal of excitement as students and staff celebrated Right to Read Week from April 11th-14th with a variety of fun, literacy-based activities. Reflecting this year’s theme of “Reading Gives You Wings to Soar,” students kicked off the festivities on Monday, April 11th by making a bird-themed bookmark and were encouraged to keep track of their reading progress throughout the week. On Tuesday, April 12th, K-6 classrooms enjoyed a story by a guest reader while wearing their favorite bird shirt or hat. Guest readers included Brooklyn Mayor Katie Gallagher, members of the City of Brooklyn’s Safety Forces, Superintendent Dr. Caleris, and district administrators.




Brooklyn Mayor Katie Gallagher with Mrs. Grodek and students



Brooklyn High School Principal Brian Hare reads a story to first grade students

On Wednesday evening, Brooklyn School hosted its annual Family Literacy Night celebration which began with pizza and refreshments in the school cafeteria. An hour-long Birds of Prey presentation followed in the school gym and was with great enthusiasm by students and families alike! Afterwards, families enjoyed participating in a variety of hands-on activity stations. Every child who attended Family Literacy Night received a new book and had the opportunity to visit the Book Swap table in the gym where they could exchange and select from a selection of gently used books. Thank you to the Brooklyn Elementary PTA and Brooklyn Elementary School staff for their support and coordination of Family Literacy Night!

Brooklyn School students complete a bird themed craft activity at Family Literacy Night


Brooklyn School students shows off a bird themed craft she created at Family Literacy Night

Student anticipation was high for the school assembly in the Auditorium on Thursday, April 14th, which celebrated their commitment to reading with a special performance of the “Chicken Dance” by Principal Bollin! Congratulations to all Brooklyn School students for a job well done and thank you to the entire school community for supporting Right to Read Week!

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